9/11 Challenge

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice!

We come together to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 and to honor our first responders and military who continue to protect us from foreign and domestic threats.


4th Annual 9/11 Tower Challenge

Asheboro Memorial Ruck 

9.11 Mile Memorial Challenge

September 7-14


The Tower Challenge

To get as many people as possible to climb the equivalent of 110 stories on the Power Mills in the Fitness Center.  You can do this individually, as partners, or teams.  We invite Firefighters, Police, Military personnel and civilians of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Asheboro Fire Department 9.11 Memorial Ruck

The event begins and ends at AFD Station 1, following a 9.11 mile route around the city. A ruck is traditionally performed with a weighted pack, however SCBA or plate carriers are also used. You may also simply walk with no additional weight.

September 7, 2024 at 8:00 AM.

Parking is limited at Station 1. Additional parking is available in the lots on Church St, between the Academy St. and Hill St. intersections. Click here for more information or to join!

The 9.11 Mile Memorial Challenge

Your personal challenge to either walk, jog, run, row, swim, or bike 9.11 miles during the week of September 10-18 in remembrance of 911.  

Everyone participating can record their challenge on the board in the YMCA Fitness Center.


9/11 Challenge Shirts

Pre-Order your 9/11 August 1-20
Shirts are $20. Place orders at the Front Desk. 
Shirts will be ready for pick up September 5th.

All proceeds will go to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation